Syracuse Head Coaches Opt for Salary Reductions
Syracuse University head men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim and head football coach Dino Babers have opted to take ten percent voluntary salary reductions during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition Andrea Adelson of ESPN reports Syracuse Director of Athletics, John Wildhack, will also take a ten percent salary reduction. The University made the announcement on Monday.
According to CBS Sports in a USA Today report Boeheim's salary is $2.5 million while Babers is $2,27 million. Included in a release on the salary reductions was the news that since the effects of COVID-19 began to take hold Syracuse University has lost over $35 million in unplanned expenses and unrealized revenue.
The work on the new roof for the Carrier Dome is continuing. That project was underway prior the the effects of COVID-19.
The Syracuse Orange football team is scheduled to open on September 4 at Boston College.
The overall NCAA football schedule has the first games scheduled the previous weekend on August 29. Nothing has been announced as far as any changes to that schedule.